Health & Counseling Services

Health Insurance

We provide a student health insurance plan offered through Kaiser Permanente. All degree-seeking students who are enrolled in six or more units must either enroll in the plan or waive coverage through the Kaiser Student Net website.

The health insurance plan provides comprehensive coverage, with an emphasis on preventative care, ease of access to your physician, and overall wellness. To enroll, waive, or view plan rates, please visit studentnet.kp.org.sfai.

In order to waive coverage, you’ll need to provide information on your current health insurance plan, including plan provider and policy number. If you do not have current insurance coverage, you will not be eligible to waive the SFAI-sponsored insurance plan.

The deadline to waive or enroll is September 8, 2014. Late waivers will not be accepted. If students have not waived or enrolled in the insurance plan by the deadline, they will be automatically enrolled in the plan and their student account will be charged.

For more information, contact Anthony Molinar, amolinar@sfai.edu, 415.749.4524


We provide free, short-term counseling—a space to talk about your worries, hopes, fears, goals, and strengths—with a licensed clinical social worker or a supervise master’s-level clinical intern. All conversations are confidential, and no information will be shared without your written permission.

People come to counseling for support with any number of challenges, including transitions and adjustments, overwhelming sadness, anxiety, problematic use of alcohol or drugs, trouble with eating, and interpersonal or academic problems. They might also come to talk through a frustrating critique, tension with a loved-one, self-doubt, feeling stuck or unfulfilled, or simply with a hope for support in examining their lives.

We offer:

  • A semester’s worth of free counseling each academic year (15 sessions)—once a week, every other week, or perhaps just a few times if you prefer
  • Walk-in hours every day from noon to 1pm at the 800 Chestnut Street campus
  • Workshops, groups, and trainings
  • Referrals to outside resources, providers, and psychiatrists for medication management and long-term care

Find us at the 800 Chestnut Street campus on the Lower Level, Room 103; in the residence halls; or at the Third Street Graduate Center.

For more information, contact Deb Schneider, LCSW, counselingcenter@sfai.edu, 415.749.4587